We left the house at 7:00 so we could hopefully see plenty of birds, and were not disappointed. Even got through the whole walk in enough time to get to breakfast before everyone else was up. I did maintain my streak of not seeing alligators in the wild, even though the last time my sister was here, they managed to see two alligators fighting over a turtle.
I’m back from a very delightful break from winter in Florida. My sister and niece were there as well (we stayed with my father and C at their condo), which was so much fun. You can really have a conversation with her now. I’m sorry they’re not closer so we can have them more often. But anyway, I enjoyed my brief interlude of wearing socks only when I chose to and not being surgically attached to a bottle of hand lotion. I’ve been back less than twenty four hours, and both the socks and hand lotion are firmly back in place.
I normally publish my wildflower photos on my other blog, but that’s really for local flowers. When I was in England, I definitely took plenty of wildflower photos, so I’m going to publish them here, in the style I would normally do on the other site. This is probably going to be a work in progress, because my references are not as good as what I’ve built up for New England, so I have a bunch still to identify.
It’s fun to see what we have that’s come over here, and what has not made the journey.
Hampton Court (11-14)
Regent’s Canal (15-17)
Kew Gardens (18-20)
Chiswick House (21-24)
In which the Temperate House is reopened after five or so years, and we finally make it over to the Princess of Wales Conservatory.
My adventures in transport getting either or from Kew also continued. This time, there was a fault on the line after Earl’s Court, so we ended up taking a bus the rest of the way. I believe I’ve now hit all the possible public transport methods to get there.